Author: Christoffer Lammer-Heindel

Chris is Chair of the Dubuque Democratic Socialists, and a teacher at Loras College.

Iowa DSA members: call your senators on May 10th about the AHCA

Last week, House Republicans forced through an inefficient and truly unjust healthcare bill: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). In immediate response, DSA’s National Political Committee issued a statement and call to action urging members across the country to call their Senators to pressure them to reject the House’s AHCA.   The Dubuque Local of DSA…

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The only acceptable replacement for the ACA is Medicare for all

The DSA’s National Political Committee has issued a statement concerning the Republican’s morally reprehensible proposed “Repeal and Replace” approach to the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). Their statement reads in part: For democratic socialists, the most reprehensible aspect of the House Reconciliation Budget Bill to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act is that it…

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Take Action: Bill gutting consumer protections to be debated on Monday

As part of Iowa’s Koch problem, the Republican-controlled legislature is set to dismantle licensure requirements that protect consumers. Iowa law currently requires various professionals to be licensed in order to practice in the state. However, a bill slated to be debated on Monday would remove this requirement.  House Study Bill 138 would remove the licensing requirements…

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A Democratic Socialist Vision

The 2016 Democratic Party primary proved that, for a great many people, “socialism” is no longer taboo. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, garnered over 13 million votes during the primaries, performing particularly well among millennials. The Dubuque Democratic Socialists is a truly grassroots activist organization affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, a nation-wide…

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